Home / Biography / Cesar Romero

Cesar Romero

Biography

Cuban-American actor who appeared in more than 100 films like the PRINCESS OR QUEEN, Passport to Danger as well as the Slim Man. He was probably most widely known for playing the function from the Joker on TV’s Batman and Batman: The Film from 1966. He refused to shave his mustache for the function so they basically smeared white make-up over it. He initial worked being a ballroom dancer before transitioning into performing roles. He performed the Cisco Child in six traditional western movies. His parents had been called Maria Mantilla and Cesar Julio Romero. He under no circumstances married and content described him being a “verified bachelor.” He performed the function from the Joker on TV’s Batman in regards to a half-century before Heath Ledger performed the Joker in the film The Dark Knight.

Quick Facts


Full Name Cesar Romero
Salary 33,750 USD
Date Of Birth February 15, 1907
Died January 1, 1994, Santa Monica, California, United States
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.91 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Riverdale Country School
Nationality American
Parents María Mantilla, Cesar Julio Romero
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Movies Batman, The Thin Man, Captain from Castile, Ocean's 11, The Devil Is a Woman, The Little Princess, Week-End in Havana, The Strongest Man in the World, Around the World in 80 Days, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, A Gentleman at Heart, Springtime in the Rockies, Vera Cruz, Donovan's Reef, The Cisco Kid and the Lady, Viva Cisco Kid, Wee Willie Winkie, Show Them No Mercy!, Lucky Cisco Kid, Frontier Marshal, The Gay Caballero, My Lucky Star, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, Marriage on the Rocks, Diamond Jim, Love Before Breakfast, Carnival in Costa Rica, Ride on Vaquero, Lost Continent, Charlie Chan at Treasure Island, Coney Island, Wintertime, Romance of the Rio Grande, Clive of India, The Return of the Cisco Kid, She's Dangerous, Orchestra Wives, Two on a Guillotine, The Great American Broadcast, The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend, Lust in the Dust, That Lady in Ermine, Dance Hall, British Agent, Happy Go Lovely, The Good Fairy, FBI Girl, Wife, Husband and Friend, Five of a Kind, Happy Landing, Julia Misbehaves
TV Shows Falcon Crest, Batman, Passport to Danger
Star Sign Aquarius

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 At fifty-nine, he is the oldest actor to play The Joker in live-action.
2 Was good friends with Adam West.
3 As of 2015, he was the only live-action Joker not to be nominated for or receive an Academy Award.
4 Cesar Romero passed away only eighteen days after his The Thin Man (1934) co-star Myrna Loy.
5 Cesar Romero passed away 12 years later on the same day as Batman (1966) Special Guest Villain Victor Buono.
6 He was cremated after death and his ashes were interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.
7 He was a guest at the house of Tyrone Power on May 19, 1946 when Primula Niven, wife of actor David Niven, fell down a flight of stairs, sustaining injuries that would later lead to her death.
8 Had appeared with Carole Landis in four films: Dance Hall (1941), A Gentleman at Heart (1942), Orchestra Wives (1942) and Wintertime (1943).
9 Had appeared with Betty Grable in four films: Springtime in the Rockies (1942), Coney Island (1943), That Lady in Ermine (1948) and The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949).
10 Had appeared with Frank Sinatra in four films: Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), Ocean's 11 (1960), Pepe (1960) and Marriage on the Rocks (1965).
11 Had appeared with John Carradine in four films: Clive of India (1935), Frontier Marshal (1939), Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) and Broken Sabre (1965).
12 Had appeared with Binnie Barnes in five films: Diamond Jim (1935), Rendezvous (1935), Always Goodbye (1938), Wife, Husband and Friend (1939) and Frontier Marshal (1939).
13 His evil laugh as the Joker on Batman (1966) was created almost by accident. Shortly after being cast, Romero met with producers to discuss his role on the series. While waiting to meet with them, he happened to see conceptual art of the Joker's costuming. Romero felt that the pictures almost look absurd, and as a result, spontaneously broke out into a playfully loud and almost manic laughter. A producer overhearing that laughter, responded by telling Romero "That's it, that your Joker's laugh!".
14 He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6615 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Television at 1719 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
15 At 6' 3" he was the tallest actor to have played the Joker in a (non-fan-made) live-action Batman production. Heath Ledger was six-foot-one and Jack Nicholson was about 5' 9".
16 He was the first actor to play the DC Comics character the Joker in a live-action adaptation of the Batman series.
17 Is one of two Batman villains to share roles with actors who played Batman. He, Adam West and Val Kilmer have all played John "Doc" Holliday, in Frontier Marshal (1939), Colt .45 (1957), Lawman (1958) and Tombstone (1993), respectively. Christian Bale and Heath Ledger both played Bob Dylan in I'm Not There. (2007).
18 He believed that to live well you must dress well. And never in the same outfit. His closets held 30 tuxedos, 200 sports jackets, and 500 suits.
19 Has never worked directly with George Clooney, but Clooney has starred in two remakes of movies Romero was in. Romero played the Joker on Batman (1966), and Clooney played Batman in Batman & Robin (1997). Romero also appeared in the original Ocean's 11 (1960), the remake of which -- Ocean's Eleven (2001) -- starred Clooney.
20 His maternal grandparents were exiled Cubans Carmen and her invalid husband, Manuel Mantilla. Their daughter, María Mantilla -- Romero's mother -- is generally believed to have been the daughter of Cuban poet and revolutionary hero José Martí, who wrote the verse used in "Guantánamera" ("Yo soy un hombre sincero...").
21 Refused to shave off his trademark mustache when he played the role of the Joker on Batman (1966). Close observation shows how the white clown makeup was applied right over his much loved mustache.
22 Television writer Mark Evanier remarked that Romero was usually easily available to cast for television series guest appearances. Apparently, Evanier knew at least one crew member on a television series who prepared roles with Romero in mind as a default choice in the likely event that a preferred guest star would pull out of a guest appearance.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Right Way 1998 Mr. Peretti
Murder, She Wrote 1985-1992 TV Series Marcello Abruzzi / Diego Santana
Jack's Place 1992 TV Series Tony Yaniger
The Golden Girls 1990 TV Series Tony
Babes 1990 TV Series
Mulberry Street 1990 TV Movie Dominic Savoia
Simple Justice 1989 Vincenzo DiLorenzo
Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: The Funny Fifties 1989 Video
The Tracey Ullman Show 1988 TV Series Roland Diego
Falcon Crest 1985-1988 TV Series Peter Stavros
Judgement Day 1988 Octavio
Mortuary Academy 1988 Ship's Captain
The Love Boat 1984-1986 TV Series Carlos Belmonte / John Stockton / John Drake
Riptide 1985-1986 TV Series Angelo Guirilini
Blacke's Magic 1986 TV Series Eduardo Tozzi
Flesh and Bullets 1985
Berrenger's 1985 TV Series Rinaldi
Lust in the Dust 1985 Father Garcia
Magnum, P.I. 1985 TV Series Doc Villoroch
We Think the World Is Round 1984 TV Movie Santa Maria (voice)
Fantasy Island 1979-1983 TV Series Edmond Rome / Mr. Kragen / Maestro Roger Alexander / ...
Hart to Hart 1983 TV Series Dr. Villac
Matt Houston 1982 TV Series Miles Gantry
Charlie's Angels 1980 TV Series Elton Mills
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 TV Series Amos Armat
Vega$ 1978 TV Series Christopher Vincente
Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready 1977 TV Movie Teodoro Bruzizi
Mission to Glory: A True Story 1977 Admiral Atondo
Chico and the Man 1977 TV Series Gilberto Rodriguez
Carioca tigre 1976 Don Rosalindo Y Guana
Ellery Queen 1976 TV Series Armand Danello
Timber Tramps 1975 Greedy sawmill mogul
Medical Center 1975 TV Series Packy
The Strongest Man in the World 1975 A.J. Arno
The Haunted Mouth 1974 Short B. Plaque (Narrator)
Ironside 1974 TV Series Tony Hudson
The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe 1974 Dr. Richard Grimaldi
Banacek 1974 TV Series Marius Avantalu
Chase 1973 TV Series Parker
Alias Smith and Jones 1971-1972 TV Series Armendariz
Mod Squad 1972 TV Series Frank Barton
Now You See Him, Now You Don't 1972 A.J. Arno
The Proud and Damned 1972 San Carlos' Mayor
The Jimmy Stewart Show 1971-1972 TV Series Admiral Decker / Harris Crofton
Night Gallery 1971 TV Series Count Dracula (segment "A Matter of Semantics")
Love, American Style 1971 TV Series segment "Love and the Duel"
- Love and the Duel/Love and the Note/Love and the Young Unmarrieds 1971 ... segment "Love and the Duel"
Nanny and the Professor 1971 TV Series Schiavoni
The Red, White, and Black 1970 Col. Grierson
Julia 1970 TV Series Bunny Henderson Bernard Henderson
Bewitched 1970 TV Series Ernest Hitchcock
The Red Skelton Hour 1956-1970 TV Series Prison Convict / Mustapha Dame / Harry Cleancut / ...
It Takes a Thief 1970 TV Series Mike
A Talent for Loving 1969 Don Jose
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1969 A.J. Arno
Daniel Boone 1966-1969 TV Series Buenaventura / Colonel Carlos Navarro / Esteban de Vaca
Latitude Zero 1969 Dr. Malic / Lt. Hastings
Target: Harry 1969 Lt. George Duval
Midas Run 1969 Carlo Dodero
Sophie's Place 1969 Nick Marco
Here's Lucy 1969 TV Series Tony Rivera
Skidoo 1968 Hechy
Hot Millions 1968 Customs Inspector
Madigan's Millions 1968 Mike Madigan
Get Smart 1968 TV Series Kinsey Krispen
Batman 1966-1968 TV Series The Joker
T.H.E. Cat 1967 TV Series Gordon Amley
ABC Stage 67 1966 TV Series
Clown Alley 1966 TV Movie Clown
Batman: The Movie 1966 The Joker
Rawhide 1959-1965 TV Series Col. Emilio Vasquez / Don Francisco Maldenado / Big Tim Sloan / ...
Marriage on the Rocks 1965 Miguel Santos
Sergeant Dead Head 1965 Admiral Stoneham
Ben Casey 1965 TV Series Frederic Delano
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1965 TV Series Victor Gervais
Branded 1965 TV Series Gen. Arriola
Burke's Law 1963-1965 TV Series Police Chief Alvaro / Gregorio Jonas / Antonio Cardoza / ...
Bonanza 1965 TV Series Guido Borelli
Two on a Guillotine 1965 John Harley 'Duke' Duquesne
A House Is Not a Home 1964 Lucky Luciano
Dr. Kildare 1964 TV Series Dr. Paul Marino
77 Sunset Strip 1963 TV Series Lorenzo Cestari
Donovan's Reef 1963 Marquis Andre de Lage
The Castilian 1963 Jerónimo (as César Romero)
The Dick Powell Theatre 1963 TV Series Louis Samson
We Shall Return 1963 Carlos Rodriguez
If a Man Answers 1962 Robert Swan / Adam Wright
The Beachcomber 1962 TV Series Jaoquin Perez / Krasny
Follow the Sun 1962 TV Series Dr. Berry Valentine
Target: The Corruptors 1962 TV Series Dimitris Hagias
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Lukas
7 Women from Hell 1961 Luis Hullman
Stagecoach West 1960-1961 TV Series Colonel Francisco Martinez / Manolo Lalanda
Zane Grey Theater 1958-1961 TV Series Tom Bowdry / Francisco / Carlos Gandara
The Runaway 1961 Father Dugan
Pepe 1960 Cesar Romero
The Ann Sothern Show 1960 TV Series Bernardo Diaz
Pete and Gladys 1960 TV Series Ricky Valenti
The Chevy Mystery Show 1960 TV Series Prince Florizel
Ocean's 11 1960 Duke Santos
The Betty Hutton Show 1960 TV Series Cesar Romero
Five Fingers 1960 TV Series Ferri
Hotel de Paree 1959 TV Series Charlie Pendleton
Mis secretarias privadas 1959 Rafael Travesi
The Texan 1959 TV Series Captain Joaquin Acosta
Zorro 1959 TV Series Esteban de la Cruz
Death Valley Days 1959 TV Series Don Augustin Olvera
Villa!! 1958 Tomás Lopez
Studio One in Hollywood 1958 TV Series Pat De Carlo
Target 1958 TV Series
Wagon Train 1958 TV Series Hon Don 'Charlie' Carlos de Fuentes
Passport to Danger 1954-1958 TV Series Steve McQuinn
Navy Log 1957 TV Series Host
The Story of Mankind 1957 Spanish Envoy
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 1957 TV Series Carlos Garcia
Matinee Theatre 1957 TV Series
Schlitz Playhouse 1952-1957 TV Series
The Ford Television Theatre 1953-1957 TV Series Cousin Christopher
Climax! 1954-1957 TV Series Miguel / Mendy Mendez
Saturday Spectacular: Manhattan Tower 1956 TV Movie Mambo Teacher
Around the World in Eighty Days 1956 Achmed Abdullah's Henchman
Studio 57 1956 TV Series Duke Thompson
The Leather Saint 1956 Tony Lorenzo
Celebrity Playhouse 1956 TV Series Ricardo Aguilar
Private Secretary 1956 TV Series
Chevron Hall of Stars 1956 TV Series
Lux Video Theatre 1955 TV Series Andre Casell
Damon Runyon Theater 1955 TV Series Spanish John
The Racers 1955 Carlos Chavez
Vera Cruz 1954 Marquis Henri de Labordere
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse 1954 TV Series
Your Chevrolet Showroom 1953 TV Series Emcee
Prisoners of the Casbah 1953 Firouz
The Shadow Man 1953 Luigi
Sword of Granada 1953 Don Pedro de Rivera
Scotland Yard Inspector 1952 Philip 'Phil' O'Dell
All Star Revue 1952 TV Series Guest Actor
The Jungle 1952 Rama Singh
Gruen Guild Theater 1951 TV Series
FBI Girl 1951 Glen Stedman
Lost Continent 1951 Maj. Joe Nolan
Stars Over Hollywood 1951 TV Series
The Bigelow Theatre 1951 TV Series The Manager
Happy Go Lovely 1951 John Frost
Once a Thief 1950 Mitch Moore
Love That Brute 1950 Pretty Willie Wetzchahofsky
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter 1950 TV Series Himsself - Actor
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend 1949 Blackie Jobero
That Lady in Ermine 1948 Count Mario
Julia Misbehaves 1948 Fred Ghenoccio
Deep Waters 1948 Joe Sanger
Variety 1948 TV Series
Captain from Castile 1947 Hernando Cortez
Carnival in Costa Rica 1947 Pepe Castro
Wintertime 1943 Brad Barton
Coney Island 1943 Joe Rocco
Springtime in the Rockies 1942 Victor Prince
Orchestra Wives 1942 St. John 'Sinjin' Smith
Tales of Manhattan 1942 Harry Wilson
A Gentleman at Heart 1942 Tony Miller
Week-End in Havana 1941 Monte Blanca
Dance Hall 1941 Duke McKay
The Great American Broadcast 1941 Bruce Chadwick
Ride on Vaquero 1941 Cisco Kid
Tall, Dark and Handsome 1941 J.J. 'Shep' Morrison
Romance of the Rio Grande 1941 Cisco Kid / Real and fake Carlos Hernandez
The Gay Caballero 1940 Cisco Kid
Lucky Cisco Kid 1940 The Cisco Kid
Viva Cisco Kid 1940 Cisco Kid
He Married His Wife 1940 Freddie
The Cisco Kid and the Lady 1939 Cisco Kid
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island 1939 Rhadini
Frontier Marshal 1939 Doc Halliday
Return of the Cisco Kid 1939 Lopez
The Little Princess 1939 Ram Dass
Wife, Husband and Friend 1939 Hugo
Five of a Kind 1938 Duke Lester
My Lucky Star 1938 George Cabot Jr
Always Goodbye 1938 Count Giovanni 'Gino' Corini
Happy Landing 1938 Duke Sargent
Ali Baba Goes to Town 1937 Cesar Romero - at Fictional Premiere (uncredited)
Dangerously Yours 1937 Victor Morell
Wee Willie Winkie 1937 Khoda Khan
Armored Car 1937 Petack
She's Dangerous 1937 Nick Sheldon / Al Shaw
Fifteen Maiden Lane 1936 Frank Peyton
Public Enemy's Wife 1936 Gene Maroc
Nobody's Fool 1936 Dizzy Rantz
Love Before Breakfast 1936 Bill Wadsworth
Show Them No Mercy! 1935 Tobey
Rendezvous 1935 Nieterstein
Metropolitan 1935 Niki Baroni
Diamond Jim 1935 Jerry Richardson
Hold 'Em Yale 1935 Gigolo Georgie
The Devil Is a Woman 1935 Antonio Galvan
Cardinal Richelieu 1935 Count Andre de Pons
The Good Fairy 1935 Joe
Clive of India 1935 Mir Jaffar
Strange Wives 1934 Boris
Cheating Cheaters 1934 Tom Palmer
British Agent 1934 Tito Del Val
The Thin Man 1934 Chris Jorgenson
The Shadow Laughs 1933 Tony Rico

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wintertime 1943 performer: "I Like It Here" - uncredited
Springtime in the Rockies 1942 performer: "A Poem Set to Music"
Week-End in Havana 1941 performer: "Romance and Rhumba" - uncredited
The Cisco Kid and the Lady 1939 performer: "La Cucaracha", "Carmela" - uncredited
Frontier Marshal 1939 performer: "Turkey in the Straw" - uncredited
The Little Princess 1939 performer: "The Fantasy" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hollywood Palace 1965-1966 TV Series Himself - Sketch Actor / Himself
Salute to Stan Laurel 1965 TV Special documentary Himself
The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Object Is 1964 TV Series Himself
Fractured Flickers 1963 TV Series Himself
The 35th Annual Academy Awards 1963 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1963 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Here's Edie 1963 TV Series Himself
Stump the Stars 1962 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Keyhole 1961 TV Series documentary Himself
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
Take a Good Look 1959-1960 TV Series Himself
Person to Person 1960 TV Series documentary Himself
What's My Line? 1952-1959 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1959 TV Series Himself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1957-1959 TV Series Himself - Actor
The George Gobel Show 1959 TV Series Himself
The Arthur Murray Party 1958 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Patrice Munsel Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Gisele MacKenzie Show 1957 TV Series Himself
The Martha Raye Show 1954-1956 TV Series Himself
The NBC Comedy Hour 1956 TV Series Himself - Actor
A Star Is Born World Premiere 1954 TV Short Himself
The Saturday Night Revue 1954 TV Series Himself - Host
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1951-1953 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself
I've Got a Secret 1953 TV Series Himself
All Star Revue 1953 TV Series Herself - Guest Actor / Himself - Guest Actor
Texaco Star Theatre 1950-1953 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself
The Name's the Same 1952 TV Series Contestant
What's My Line 1952 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Challenger
The Alan Young Show 1951 TV Series Himself
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter 1950-1951 TV Series Himself / Himself - Actor
The Ed Wynn Show 1950 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: Motion Picture Mothers, Inc. 1949 Short Himself
The Actor's Society Benefit Gala 1949 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 7: Hollywood Victory Show 1946 Documentary short Himself
Meet the Stars #8: Stars Past and Present 1941 Documentary short Himself
Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play 1941 Documentary short Himself
Meet the Stars #1: Chinese Garden Festival 1940 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood Hobbies 1939 Short Himself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8 1939 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 5 1938 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood Screen Test 1937 Short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 10 1937 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 1 1936 Documentary short Himself
A Dream Comes True 1935 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Sonja Henie: Queen of the Ice 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business 1995 Documentary Himself
A Century of Cinema 1994 Documentary Himself
Edna Time 1993 TV Series Himself
Sonja Henie: Isens dronning 1993 TV Movie Himself
Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling 1993 TV Movie Himself
Dame Edna's Hollywood 1993 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Fantasy Christmas 1992 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Howard Stern Show 1992 TV Series Himself
Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to David Lean 1990 TV Special Himself
Clive James' Postcard from... 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
American Masters 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
Bat Talk 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
CBS This Morning 1989 TV Series Himself
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Circus of the Stars #12 1987 TV Special documentary Himself - Ringmaster
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Himself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The 1987 Annual Uomo Moda Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Winner
Star's Table 1986 TV Series Himself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Himself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Gene Kelly 1985 TV Movie Himself
Family Feud 1985 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1966-1980 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself / Himself - Guest
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Himself
Dinah! 1974 TV Series Himself
It's Your Bet 1971-1973 TV Series Himself
The 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1972 TV Series documentary Himself
Mooch Goes to Hollywood 1971 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Merv Griffin Show 1971 TV Series Himself
The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World 1971 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Virginia Graham Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Once Upon a Wheel 1971 Documentary Himself
The Movie Game 1970 TV Series Himself
The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1970 TV Special Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1967-1969 TV Series Himself / Himself - Panelist
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
The 41st Annual Academy Awards 1969 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Woody Woodbury Show 1967-1968 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1968 TV Series Himself
Dream Girl of '67 1967 TV Series Himself - Bachelor Judge
Chain Letter 1966 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Batmania Born 2014 Short Himself
Hispanic Youth Showcase 25th Anniversary 2011 TV Movie Himself - Past Guest
Ultimate Super Heroes, Vixens & Villains 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt 2003 TV Movie The Joker (uncredited)
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema 2002 Documentary Himself
City Confidential 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
De Superman 2001 TV Movie documentary Joker
Biography 1996-2001 TV Series documentary Himself / The Joker
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
Holy Batmania 1989 Video documentary short The Joker
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1972-1977 TV Series A.J. Arno
The Last Generation 1971
Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase 1965 Documentary short
Broken Sabre 1965 General Arriola
Footlights Theater 1953 TV Series
Campbell Summer Soundstage 1952 TV Series Attorney
Take It or Leave It 1944 Himself: Clip from 'Orchestra Wives' (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6615 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 1719 Vine Street.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1963 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor If a Man Answers (1962)

TitleSalary
The Jungle (1952) 20,000

#Quote
1 I thought it was very humanitarian of Sean Penn and Madonna to marry each other. That way, they make only two people miserable instead of four.
2 I had enormous fun playing the Joker on Batman (1966). I ended up doing something like 20 episodes of Batman, as well as the full-length feature film version [Batman: The Movie (1966)]. There was certainly nothing hard about that assignment! Even the makeup sessions weren't too bad. It took about an hour-and-a-half to put the full makeup on, including the green wig. I didn't mind it at all.
3 I was never stereotyped as just a Latin lover in any case because I played so many parts in so many pictures. I was more of a character actor than a straight leading man. I did many kinds of characters -- Hindus, Indians, Italians. There were very few pictures where I ended up with the girl.
4 I was very surprised when [producer William Dozier] called me and said he was doing a series called Batman (1966) and the important characters were the villains. They had done the first two with the Riddler and the Penguin with Frank Gorshin and Burgess Meredith, and now they were ready to do the third, and the villain was the Joker. He said, "I would like you to play the part." So I said I would like to read the script and know what it is all about. He said, "Come on over to the studio, and I will show you the film of the first episode." Of course, it was great. I said, "Let me read this Joker part, and if it is as good as the first one, hell yes, I will do it." So I read the script, and I thought it was a gas, and I said, "Sure, I'll do it.".
5 Why [producer William Dozier] wanted me for Batman (1966), I'll never know, because I asked his wife, Ann Rutherford, "Why did Bill think of me for this part?". She said, "I don't know, Butch. He said he saw you in something, and he said, 'He's the one I want to play the Joker'." I haven't the slightest idea what it was he saw me in, because I had never done anything like it before.

#Trademark
1 His distinctive moustache

Check Also

Jesse Boyle

Vocalist and guitarist in the all-brother quartet referred to as The Boyle Brothers together with …